Wayne County, KY Brick Walls - Who are they?

Wayne County Brick Walls

Who were they and why can't we find them?

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Posted April 22, 2004
Jonathan Abbott (Also spelled Abbitt, Abbot and Abbet). - Jonathan was born on 8 Jan 1788 in Burke County, North Carolina but moved to Wayne County in the 1820s. I have him listed from the 1830 to the 1880 census for Wayne County. What I really need is the name of his wife. She was called Ocella Unknown, she died before 1850 as she is not shown on the 1850 Census. Jonathan re-married to the widow Elizabeth Kidd in 1858. If anybody has anything on Ocella, a record, proper name or even a picture of a gravestone I would be grateful for any help. Terry Abbott

Posted May 30, 2003
Thomas was born about 1828 in Kentucky, and is listed in the 1860, 1870, 1880 Census for Whitley Co. KY. Thomas's daughters marriage certificate states that he was born in Wayne County KY. Thomas married MARY POLLY CAUDELL-or-CAMPBELL abt 1850, and is listed in the Scott County TN 1891 Voters registeration list. I have found no trace of Thomas before 1860. Any help on finding any of Thomas's parents siblings etc. would be greatly appreciated.

Posted March 20, 2003
ALEXANDER, DAVE and his wife, Sarah Catherine DICK. They moved from Wayne County, KY to someplace in Texas , after 1860 census. Trying to find where?
Updated May 18, 2005 - Dave Alexander (born 15 May 1826) and wife, Sarah Catherine Dick (born 16 August 1827, Wayne County, KY), moved from Wayne County, KY, after the 1860 census. It is believed they moved to Texas. Their children in the 1860 census were George age 10, John age 8, James age 7, Laura age 5, Sarah age 2, and Matilda 4 months. Sarah Dick Alexander's parents were John Dick, Jr. and Elizabeth Chrisman Dick. His parents were Smith Alexander and Eleanor Nelly Cullom Alexander. Would like to find out where they moved to .
Thank you, Nora Hickam

Posted April 10, 2004
ALLEN, JAMES G. -I am searching for a James G. Allen and Jane E.W his wife in 1900 I would appreciate any help you could give. Thanks, Bev Wyman

Posted Dec. 8, 2003
ALTON, JOHN H. - I am searching for info on my gggrandfather John H. Alton born in 1841 in tn enlisted in civil war in 1863 at Camp Burnside ky. He married Nancy GREGORY b.Jan 1844.married in Wayne Co. Dec 28 1864. Can not find anything about who his parents may have been. Any help would be so much appreciated. Danny Alton

Posted July 24, 2004
ASBERRY, JOHNNY - Looking for information on the name Asberry. I believe this is the exact spelling as it came from the granddaughter (my grandmother-in-law, now deceased). I am looking for information / confirmation of a Johnny Asberry ("They called him Johnny, but I don't know if that's his real name") married to Nadine "People called her JANE". They had a daughter named Gloma (sp?) who married a Ernest Millard Pryor in Tennessee. I know Johnny and Jane lived in TN for some period of time, but were known to move back and forth several times according to family stories. I found a Jane Asberry living alone in Wayne, Co (district 3) in 1930. She was 59 years old in 1930 which would be about right. I'll be grateful for any information or suggestions for directions. Shelley Pierce



Posted May 30, 2003
BURNETT, REBECCA who was born in Wayne County, Ky on Sep. 18, 1807 and died in Centralia, Illinois. She married Benjamin Jordan SMITH and one of their children was Valentine J. Smith. May be sister to Isaiah and child of Rolland Burnett. Can anyone help me with this brick wall?
June Henderson

Posted May 7, 2004
BURRIS, WILLIAM F. - I am searching for information about William F. Burris born abt. 1829., married 15 Jan 1852 in Wayne Co., KY., to Sarah Ramsey born abt. 1831., the 1870 Wayne Co. KY census states he was born IN., although the 1880 Wayne Co. KY census states he was born TN., the 1880 census listed the following children, William age 24, Laura age 22, Doctor age 18, Henry age 16, Sarah 12, Cordelia age 10, Eli age 7, and Cellia Crisp age 90 widow pauper. All children born KY. Any info will help. Thank You. Family Info

Posted May 11, 2004
BURRIS, WILLIAM F. - Seeking information on the parents of William F. Burris b. abt 1829 married 15 Jan 1852 to Sarah Ramsey b. abt 1831. Listed on the 1870 census and the 1880 census as living in Wayne County KY., they had the following children, William, Laura, Henry, Sarah, Eli, Cordelia. The census also listed Cellia Crisp age 90 widow pauper, living in the same house. Any information would be great, e-mail information to [email protected] Thank you, Marty

Posted Oct. 27, 2003
BUTLER, SIMON - My brick wall is Simon Butler, listed as a free colored person in the 1840 census and then as Indian in the 1860 Wayne Co. census, he married Mary Polly FRAZIER and they had a daughter named Sarah Elizabeth Butler who married Elijah SMITH. Their daughter mentioned in her pension application that her father, Simon Butler was well known around the Mill Springs area of Wayne Co. Simon can't be found in the 1850 census, don't know who his parents were . Please help if you can. Marilyn M Fair



Posted March 12, 2003
CALHOUN, JEREMIAH - My ggg grandfather was Jeremiah Calhoun b. 1819 Wayne Co. he married Nancy A. HUFF. I am trying to find Jeremiah's parents I was told that his father was JOHN CALHOUN b. abt. 1797, died between 1832-1837. John married Sarah "Polly" EDWARDS. John and Sarah married in 1818. Is there anything that would put John and Jeremiah together such as a birth certificate or anything. I am trying to make a paper trail to tie these people together instead of going on hearsay.
Thank you for your time. Shawn Fergus

Posted July 9, 2003
CAMPBELL, SARAH - Hunting information about Sarah Campbell who can be found on the Wayne County KY 1840 Census living next door to her daughter, Margaret Campbell SCOTT. At this time she is a widow about age 50. Her youngest son, Robert Montgomery Campbell is 19 by this time. I would like to know her maiden name and when she came to Wayne.
Kay Mackelburg, Folsom CA

Posted Feb 1, 2004
CARTER, ROBERT - Am trying to find the parents of Robert Carter (B-1832-37), married to Rowena/Roena UPCHURCH. Know parents of Rowena and names of 11 children she had w/Robert. Want to see if Robert is tied to Rev. James Henry Carter of Wayne County. Robert is in 1870 & 1880 census for Wayne County. Any help will be greatly appreciated..
Thank You Sue Carter

Posted Aug 5, 2004
CASADA, GEORGE CLINTON - Looking for some information On George Clinton Casada Married to Sisley Caroline CRABB Had a son by the name of Samuel Henry Casada born April 7 1886 in Wayne County Married to Theola DALTON and They had several children Grace H Casada born june 13 1909 Kidder, KY Wayne County Who was My Mother Any Information on these people will be helpful.
Thank you, Robert Carlson

Posted April 24, 2003
CHRISTIAN, JAMES - Looking for any information on the James Christian family that moved to Wayne County from Tennessee about 1875. Need a marriage record for one Salina C (possibly Carrie) Christian and an unknown BELL. Possibly Joseph Bell. Carrie was born 1872 in Tennessee. She ultimately moved to Reynolds County, Missouri in the early 1900's with her four children: William Bell, Wesley Bell, Riley Bell, and possibly another child. [email protected]

Posted Nov. 12, 2003
CHRISTIAN, SALENA CAROLINE - who married a Bell before 1890, most likely in Wayne County. She was born 1872 to James and ELizabeth Christian in Fentress County, Tennessee. The family moved to Wayne County prior to the 1880 census. I am assuming that she married in Wayne County prior to the family's moving to Reynolds County, Missour by the 1900 census. The only members of her family that I am missing are Carrie, above, and her older sister, Elvira. The rest of her siblings married in Reynolds County, starting in 1893, and are found in the census there in 1900. Carrie's first son William was born 1893, in Kentucky. She had two more sons, Wesley and Riley, by 1900. She appears in Carter County, Missouri archives in 1905, applying for a marriage license to George Voyles, and all of her Bell children are listed as Voyles in the 1910 census in Reynolds County, Missouri. I would love to have a marriage record for this woman. I have a possible name of Joseph Bell. Wendy Krzyzanowski

Posted April 22, 2003
COFFEY, JOHN - I am looking for information on John Coffey that married Elizabeth STRUNK, they had a daughter Molly that married Cal COMBS, Emma that married a SULLIVAN also Beatrice (Bea). Where is he buried? When did he die? Thanks for any help with my brick wall....Gina
Updated May 13, 2004 -I am looking for any information you may have on a John Coffey born (abt 1835) Wayne County KY that married Elizabeth Struck. John's father was Nelson Coffey, I was told that John may have died in the late 1800's in a shoot out with a lawman Tinker Sellers. Thank you so much for your help, Gina

Posted Oct. 27, 2003
COX/COCKS, JAMES - James COX/COCKS in Wayne County, Ky. 1809 & 1810. His son Anthony Cox married Mary GILBERT 1809 in Wayne County. He provided bond. His listed in 1810 census of Wayne County as James COCKS. Next found 1818 Crawford County, Illinois census & land records. Does anyone have anything on this James COX?
Jim & Nancy Decker

Posted Jan. 18, 2004
CROUCH, SUDA PRATHER - Looking for Suda Prather Crouch-Crabtree- Burmmett-Brummett-Barnett born 1877 in Ky might have married Browder Burmmett-Brummett-Barnett.Had a resterrunt in Albany,Ky.Son could be James,went by Scooter.Kate or Matt could be Sister or Brother to Scooter`s Dad or Mom.Thanks for any information.---Phyllis



Posted Feb 23, 2004
DABNEY, CHARLES - I am looking for the parents of Charles Dabney born 1797 in Kentucky who spent to my knowledge most of his life in Wayne county, KY. He was married twice; first to Jennie Man and then to Edith Chance Scott. He is a decorated solder buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Could his parents have been the Nathan Dabney Family 1810 Census or the John DAbney Family 1820 Census? Charles age fits into each of these families.
Ray Peterson

Posted March 27, 2004
DABNEY, ROBERT A. - Have you found any records (especially,cemetery records) for Robert A. Dabney? He was the son of Rev. War pensioner, George Dabney (b. 1760 in Hanover Co., VA.), who applied for his pension in Wayne Co., KY. in 1833. George Dabney died in 1843 in Clinton County,KY., but I have found no record of the death of Robert A. Dabney, b. abt. 1795 to 1804, in VA. He lived in Wayne County for some time.
Also, I have not been able to find a Bible record or listing of George Dabney and Elizabeth "Betsy" (Echols) Dabney's children. I know who several of them were, but I need proof for his daughter, Rhoda Dabney, who married William Russell In Adair County, KY., in 1728. The short marriage record there in Adair Co., does not give her father's name or any other family members.. She appears on the Clinton County 1840 Census Records ( with two children) as the "Head of Household". Her brother, William J. Dabney (Lawyer) is also living with her. I have not been able to trace her husband. Her last child, Andrew, was born in 1831. Rhoda (Dabney) Russell and her daughter, Elizabeth A. (Russell) Gray, who married Charles Porter Gray, are buried in the Albany, Ky., City Cemetery. Her son, William Andrew Russell is buried in the Russell Family Cemetery in Clinton County near the TN/Ky state line near Chanute, TN., in Pickett County,TN.
Sue Rogers was very helpful with research on this family some time ago, but we still have not found a listing of George's children. Because there were so many related Dabneys who came from VA., it is difficult to prove which children are whose. There would have been a will for George, but the courthouse in Clinton County, was burned twice, and it must have been destroyed. Any Information would be appreciated. Georgia Moore

Posted April 24, 2003
DABNEY, ROBERT - I am looking for the death dates and burial place of Robert Dabney and his wife Nancy (nee HANCOCK). Robert was born about 1804 and Nancy was born abt 1808, both born in VA. Both of them still appear in the 1880 US Federal census (Wayne Co.), but I cannot find any trace of them after that. They were married in 1827 in Wayne Co. KY and lived in Wayne County all of their married lives.
I was also wondering if anyone knows if Robert was the son of John or George Dabney, also of Wayne Co., KY.
Thanks for any help anyone can provide. Colleen Beck-Domanico

Posted May 30, 2005
DAVENPORT, THOMAS C. - Need info on Thomas C. Davenport b.1823 in ky. Married Malinda Hooker in 1847 in Ark. But then bought land in Desoto Parish La. in 1860. Could be in the Davenports that migrated to Union Co. Ga. in 1800's.
Thank you, Shirley Davenport Wright

Posted Aug. 2, 2003
DAVIS, JEREMIAH - I am looking for the parents of Jeremiah (Jerry) Davis born 1822 in Wayne Co,Ky. He married Martha Ramsey in 1846 in Wayne Co,Ky. He is my Davis Brickwall. Any information will be greatly appreciated as to his parents.
Thank You
Connie Davis Hale

Posted Feb. 22, 2004
DICK, GILSON PAYNE - Could anyone tell me where Gilson Payne Dick is buried? His wife is in Elk Springs but i am not able to find his grave. I have been trying for over a year so anything will be helpful. His wife is Mary Jane Thompson Dick. His birth is Nov 27 1817 in wayne co ky his death was Mar 19 1905 in Wayne co Ky.
Thank you, Cindy Burks

Posted Dec. 5, 2003
DUGGER, LIZZIE - I am looking for a Lizzie Dugger daughter of James. She married my grandfather Milton (Dock) GIPSON/GIBSON approx. 1900-1901. Her obituary stated that she was a school teacher from Wayne county, Kentucky and that she was left with several brothers and sister. My grandfather and her lived in his home county of LaRue. This really is all I know. Can anyone Help? Helen



Posted Nov. 12, 2003
FLEMMING, WILLIAM - I am searching for William Fleming who married Virginia DAVIS ca. 1898. William was the son of George Campbell Fleming of Wayne County and Virginia was granddaughter of Josephus Newton Davis, who lived and taught school at Mill Springs. It was suggested that Virginia married David Hatfield earlier but he died sometime before she and William married. Any information will be appreciated.
Thanks, Betty Wheeler [email protected]

Posted March 17, 2004
FOSTER, WILLIAM - I am searching for William FOSTER and Polly BURRIS who married 29 Oct. 1846 in Wayne Co. A child named Abbie, who was born June 4, 1860 married Lars Hansen and later moved to Montana. Would like to know anything/everything. Any information will be appreciated. Marie Turner

Posted Nov. 12, 2003
FRAZIER/FRAZOR, MARY POLLY - Wife of Simon BUTLER, Indian, Mary Polly Frazier (Frazor), she was born in Wayne Co. Ky around 1816. On her death record in Adair Co. Ky it says her parents were Micajah and Sally Frazor. I need help finding out where Micahah and Sally were at and if Mary Polly had any siblings. Any help would be appreciated. Marilyn M Fair email [email protected]

Posted June 6, 2004
FULTON, ANDREW - I am searching for info on Andrew FULTON that married Mary Ann MELTON. They were originally in Tn, but I thought someone from here might know the family since other family members are from Wayne County. Thanks! Lyla



Posted March 13, 2003
GIBSON, JAMES - My father and his brothers and sister grew up knowing only that their real mother, Emma Mae Gibson, was the daughter of James Gibson and Caroline Williams, and that she was half-Indian (Blackfoot?), most likely on her father's side. We have tracked down and traced Caroline Williams' side, but have hit the proverbial brick wall with her father, James Gibson.
Here is what little I know:
James Gibson m. Caroline Williams in Pulaski, KY, around 1894.
Their children were (all born in either TN or KY):
Ben Gibson (b. 1894, d. 1984 - 1986 in Texas)
Emma Mae Gibson (b. 1895, d. 1933 in Illinois)
Charles (or Charlie) Gibson (b. 1899, d. in Illinois)
Clara Marie Gibson (b. 1902, d. 1939 - 1944 in Illinois)
Roy Gibson (b. 1905, d. in Illinois)
We've found information that leads us to believe James Gibson was born in Monticello, KY, about 1869 (or 1878? some conflicting info), and died in Frazer, KY, about 1912. We desperately want to know more about James Gibson...
As to Emma Mae: Said to have married a 'Quintin Steele' at an early age; they bore 1 son, Charles or "Charlie" Steele (who later died in Illinois, sometime between 1980 and 1997), before divorcing (?). Emma Mae (Steele? or as Gibson?) remarried, to Joseph Henry Franklin, in Illinois, sometime between 1915 and 1919. After having six children, she and Joseph Henry divorced (?) between 1930-33. Emma Mae (Gibson, or Steele, later Franklin) died on July 31, 1933, in Bloomington, IL.
Any information would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks, Shea Ryan (great grand-daughter of a James Gibson, of Kentucky)

Posted June 26, 2003
GOAD, ELLA MAE - She was b. July 30, 1888 d. March 30, 1931 in Monticello, Wayne Co. Ky. She m. John Wesley Perkins Oct. 17, 1905. I don't know who her parents were or any info on our Goads.

Posted March 11, 2005
GODSEY PHILLIPS, JOSIE - I am looking for info on where my great grandmother and my great aunt are buried. My grandma Josie Godsey Phillips b: 1896 Wayne co died about 1920. Vina Phillips born 1920 died 1920. Located Josie's oldest son in Denney Schuyler cem. but can't find Josie or Vina. Josie was married to Ben H Phillips don't know date.
Thank you, Sheree Belanger

Posted July 9, 2003
GREGORY, JANE - I need source, of proof for Jane Gregory b. Sept 8, 1852 Wayne Co., KY d; Oct 4, 1920 buried in Lower Hickory Grove Cemetery ( the Jane who married Absolom CRABTREE). Ab's middle name, is believed to be Russell. Absolom ( Russell ) Crabtree b. Oct 25, 1852 in Wayne Co., KY d. Dec 24, 1883 buried Lower Hickory Grove. I am needing to know who this Jane's parents are. I first thought she was the d/o Jonathan Gregory, and Cathern Hubbard. Now from new infomation this isn't true.
Best regards,
DeVonda Crabtree Miller

Posted May 22, 2004
GUFFY or GUFFEY, Lucette Jane - born about 1828-1839 in KY and died after 1900. Married about 1848 to Charles BURRIS (son of Martin BURRIS and Elizabeth MAXWELL). Family legend has it that she was a Native American who was kidnapped and traded to the GUFFY family. Does anyone know what GUFFY family she was from? Sometimes she is listed at Rebecca Jane Lucette GUFFY. Thanks in advance for your assistance... Sheree Belanger



Posted June 20, 2003
HALL VALLEY SCHOOL - I am looking for any info, or pictures, about the Hall Valley School. My grandma (Melissa "Lizzie" BROWN) SEXTON, attended this school, as well as my father and aunts and uncles. Anything would be appreciated.
Thank you,
Susan Sexton-Martin

Posted May 5, 2004
HILL, JOHN - JOHN HILL married Mary RAMSEY in Wayne Co.KY. 1825. I am trying to find this couple after they leave Wayne Co. sometime around 1830. Bill Ramsey

Posted May 10, 2004
HOLLAR, ALBERT - Searching whereabouts after 1880 Census in Wayne Co., Ky. that Albert Holler and Amanda (Black) Holler moved to? Found them in the 1900 Census of Pawnee Co., OK. , and 1910 Census of Woodward Co., Ok., but have lost them again after that time. Need to know when and where they died? Joyce

Posted Jan. 6, 2004
HOPKINS, GEORGE - Searching for George Hopkins, son of William Alexander Hopkins b. 1844 (Monticello, Wayne County) d. 1926 (also Monticello). Both father and son were also preachers. William was also the son of John Isaac Creighton (Crayton) Hopkins b. 6/6/1819 NC and d. 10/30/1905 TN. Would like to know basic genealogy on George including DOB, POB, DOD, marriage, etc. Doug Hopkins

Posted Dec 23, 2004
HORSEY, RACHEL - was born in either 1837 or 1839 in Wayne County (in different census, her DOB can be calculated differently). In 1854, she married Henry BRAMMER in Wayne County. They later moved to Russell County, Kentucky. She appears in the 1900 census living with her son Joseph in Russell County. In 1910, she appears again to be living with Joseph in Wayne County. I would like info on her parents and would also like to locate a date of death as well as a burial site. Raymond Wade

Posted July 25, 2004
HUNLEY, JORDAN - We are researching Jordan Hunley born 1847 in Wayne Co. Kentucky. His parents were James and Sarah Hunley. They lived in the area a few years before moving to Morgan Co. Kentucky. Any information would be appreciated.
Stephanie Hunley

Posted April 25, 2003
HURSTON, MADISON COLUMBUS - Searching for any information Madison Columbus Hurston, wife Nova Elizabeth CLEMONS. They were married in Wayne County in April 1900. He was killed (ambush, murder) in the fall of 1900 near Parnell, Wayne County, KY.(according to family lore) There is some connection with him and Catharine DARNELL and Ona Sylva SWANSON of Russell county, Ky. M.C. and Nova were shown as boarders with Catherine Darnell in 1900 census. Ona is listed as Ona Hurston. In 1910 census Ona Sylva "Swanson"is listed as a ward of Catherine Darnell. If she was the daughter of M.C. Hurston, why would his wife leave her with the Darnell's after his death? Is this a brick wall or the "great wall of china"???? Barbara Borchers searching Hurston, Swanson, Clemons



Posted August 16, 2003
JOHNSON, ISAAC - I am searching for the parents of Isaac Johnson born 1785 in VA, but living in Wayne Co. in 1817 when his son, Charles Mullins Johnson, was born. His wife was Eleanor Mullins born ca 1797. Thanks for any help you can give me. Sharon Johnson



Posted Jan 4, 2005
KEETON, MILES - was born in North Carolina but came to Wayne Co, Ky about 1810. As far as I know he married in Wayne Co, Ky but I have not found the marriage. His wife name was Rebecca and I believe the last name might be MERRITT. Does anyone have any information on her? Thanks, Sally Keeton Eichhorn



Posted March 14, 2004
LOVELACE/DeHART - I am looking for Sarah Lovelace, possibly a d/o George or William Lovelace, both of whom lived in Wayne Co, KY at the time of her birth in 1811. Sarah married William DeHart, s/o Nathan DeHart who also lived in Wayne Co for a period. Both of Nathan DeHart's parents, Elias and Elizabeth Tolleson DeHart are supposed to be buried in Wayne Co. Any information on these links, especially the Lovelace connection, would be greatly appreciated. Linda Banwarth

Posted March 12, 2003
LUCKEY, ISAAC THOMAS � Looking for information on Isaac Thomas Luckey. Born 25 Dec 1819 in Wayne County. According to my Great Grandmother (his daughter) he ran away from home at the age of 15. He knew his father�s name as �Neeley�.
Mike Walker



Posted Aug. 2, 2003 - Updated March 17, 2004
MARCUM,BIDDIE - Born abt 1818 in Tennessee, Moved to Wayne County abt 1840,s.
Had children,
James b, Campbell CO TN, Born 1833- 1836 TN
Arthur b. 1842 Wayne Co,KY
Sara b, 1845 Kentucky
William b 1847 Kentucky
Married a James Atkinson 1860 in Ky.
Need name of spouse ( if any) and her Parents and siblings.
Jewell Clark

Posted June 2005
MARSH - Does anyone know the names of the parents of David Marsh and Roswell Marsh? Roswell married Lavina Upchurch. David Marsh married Nancy Copley. David was born in 1806 and Roswell was born in 1810...both in Alabama.
Doyle Marsh

Posted Oct. 27, 2003
MATHIS, MARTHA REBECCA - I am a direct descendant of George Washington Gibson and Martha Rebecca MATHIS married in Wayne Co., KY on March 27, 1848. Would you happen to know anything more about Martha Rebecca Mathis? She has been a serious brickwall to bring down. Any help would be appreciated.
Clyde Gibson, Jr.

Posted March 13, 2003
MILLER, Frederick - b. 25 sep 1752, Colony of Penn. d. Feb 1833, Wayne Co, KY. Wife Marry. Need any information on his past. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Chas. Miller

Posted August 16, 2003
MOORE, WILLIAM FRANKLIN - born abt 1846. On his death certificate it shows that he was born in Wayne Co., KY not Scott County, TN as we had all believed. He is my brick wall and anyone that could help me would be greatly appreciated. It is as if this person just appeared from nowhere as I can't find anything on him prior to the 1880 census of Overton Co., TN. Lynn Smith

Posted Oct. 27, 2003
MORELAND, DUDLEY - I am looking for information where Dudley Moreland is buried. We think he was in the Monticello area in 1839. He received a Rev. War Pension in Wayne Co. and he is listed on the Pension Roll of 1835 Wayne Co. Ky his age was listed as 73 yrs.According to my info he died 13 Feb. 1839 in Wayne Co. and the Monticello area. Any info or help in locating where he is buried would be appreciated.
Mike Mathis, Raleigh, NC

Posted Oct. 27, 2003
MORROW, ALMA ELIZABETH - I am searching for any information about my grandmother...Alma Elizabeth (maiden name) Morrow . Her dads name was John Morrow. Do not know the name of her mother. Alma was born in 1880 ( as far as we know ) she married James WESTON and they lived in Russell County. Don't really have much info. about her. Any information about any Morrow would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Margaret Brewer


Posted Aug. 3, 2004
JACKSON NEW - born about 1835. He was listed in the 1850 census for Sinking Creek, living in the home of Daniel Phillips and Eliza Nevels Phillips. Eliza may have also gone by the name Louise. One son, Thomas B. born 1850 was listed on the census along with a David New age 5. I have no clue who the parents of David and Jackson are, but Eliza's mother was Lucinda New Nevels, and her grandmother was Lucinda Godsey New. I am also searching for the New Cemetery located in Wayne County. Jayne Knew



Posted Jan 28, 2004
OWENS, ANDREW SCROGGINS - I am looking for information on Andrew Scroggins Owens/Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" RAMSEY marriage on December 24, 1868; parentage, etc.
Sheila Owens

Posted July 14, 2005
OWENS, JOSIAH (JOSEPH) C. - Josiah C. Owen, son of Arthur and Lucy Kelly Owen born in Wayne Co. in 1811, supposedly married Feb.10, 1834. I can find no proof of the name of his wife. The marriage license has a blank line where the name should be. Rumor says she was Sarah Bell, but I've found no documentation. Josiah moved to Ozark Co., Missouri with his wife and children and another woman, Jane Bell, and her children. Josiah was father to all the children. Jane Bell is known as his concubine and rumor says she was the half sister of Josiah's wife. Does anyone know for sure who his wife was?
Peggy Owen Gibbons

Posted Dec. 12, 2003
OWENS, NANNIE B. - I am looking for any information on a Nannie B. OWENS born circa 1869 in Wayne County Ky. married a Samuel COE 30 Dec. 1886 in Wayne Co. and died circa 1936 also in wayne Co . any informaton on Nannie or her parents would be appreciated. Thanks, Jean Marie



Posted April 4, 2003
RAMSEY, MARY - I have a Wayne Co. marriage date of 25 Feb. 1825 for a Mary Ramsey and John HILL. I am trying to find out what happened to this couple. I am especially interested to know of the birth state of Mary Ramsey, who would have been born around 1805 to 1809, and is the oldest daughter of John Ramsey Sr. of Wayne Co. Thanks so much.
Bill Ramsey

Posted August 16, 2003
RAMSEY, RICHARD - Richard Ramsey first appears in Wayne Co. in 1816. In 1818 a John Ramsey arrives. Does anyone know what the relationship of these two men were, if any? Bill Ramsey

Posted July 10, 2005
RAMSEY, SARAH (SIMPSON) - Sarah Sally Simpson, b. 1807 in Wayne Co., married John Ramsey Jr. 10 March 1831. I am trying to find the parents of Sarah Simpson Ramsey. She would belong to one of the Simpson families in Wayne Co. during the years 1807 and 1831, but I can not verify the right one. Any help will be sincerely appreciated.
Bill Ramsey

Posted March 7, 2003
RUSSELL, CLAYBORN MAXWELL - Looking desperately for anything about Clayborn Maxwell Russell,b. 1854 d. 8-13-1922. Married to Sarah STRUTTON Russell from Tn. Clayton and his parents born in Ky, along with his son, my grandpa, Hugh Russell. I would appreciate any help at all.
Thank you,

Posted April 10, 2003
Wayne County Court Order Book A 1801- Page 14
July Court 1801, 1st Day
(This is a list of individuals who claimed property in the newly formed county of Wayne.)
#207 - Thomas Russell 150 acres established
#208 - James Russell 100 acres established

Wayne County Court Order Book A 1801- Page 103
June Court 1806
James Russell exempted from the payment of County levies on account of age. (He is believed to be the father or brother of Thomas Russell who came to Wayne County KY together as indicated by consecutive listing of establishing their land.)

1810 Census has James Russell:
2 males 10 & under
1 male 45+
2 females 10-15
1 female 45+

Another quick note after looking at the tax assessor's list on Thomas Russell. It shows that the court records say that he started with 150 acres, and James started with 100. Apparently Thomas sold 50 acres between 1808-1810. But then added 90 acres between 1820-1822. Just a thought, but maybe that is when James died, and Thomas inherited the extra land (if James is indeed his father)?
Does anyone have any info on this James Russell?
Thanks, Derek Russell

Posted April 4, 2003
RUSSELL, THOMAS - I am looking for info on Thomas Russell: I have him as being in the 1810, 1830, 1840, and 1850 census, and the tax assessor list from 1803 - 1825 as owning land on Beaver Creek in Wayne Co. He was born 1782-1787 in VA. and died 9/29/1856 in Wayne Co. (buried in Thomas Russell Cemetery, Beaver Creek, Parnell, Wayne Co., KY...if anyone knows where this is, that would be awesome). He married Mary Daffron on 4/18/1808 in Wayne Co. What I am looking for is the names of Thomas' parents. His exact birthdate and location. Any help would be appreciated. Derek Russell



Posted June 20, 2003
SALMONS, CHAROLETTE - Charolette Salmons Born 1834 VA married Jiles DANIEL 1853 Wayne co., KY died 1915 Casey co., KY. Unable to find any info on her parents- Russell SALMONS / Sarah RAGAN. Russell Salmons on the 1850 Wayne co., KY census-both born in VA. Both died possible in Wayne co., KY.--at a stand still--
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Posted Nov. 12, 2003
SHIPLEY, ISAAC - Records indicate marriage to Elizabeth POLLEY in Wayne County, Kentucky, July 15, 1809. Some records indicate Isaac listed on tax roles in 1818. Entered land in Brown County, Indiana in 1834. No records of Isaac's parents, place of birth, or possible relationship to other Shipley lines in Kentucky, Tennessee, or Virginia. Looking for birth date, location, parents, and or siblings.
Greg A. Miller [email protected]

Posted March 6, 2005
SHOAT, ELLENDER - Looking for info on Ellender Shoat brn 1801 Wayne Co Ky,possible Native American(Cherokee).
Thanks, Bill Ramsey

Posted Feb. 13, 2003
SLAGLE, NANCY - Looking for parents of Nancy (Slagle) Gregory. She was born abt. 1860 in Wayne Co, KY, but does not appear on the Wayne Co. 1870 census as "Nancy Slagle". On September 13, 1878 she married Claiborn H. GREGORY. Their marriage bond states that Nancy was 21 years old. (Note: two years later in the 1880 census her age is listed as 20.) KEELON SLAGLE was listed as a witness to the marriage. (Note: There is no proof that Keelon was her father, but possibly an uncle or cousin.) Wm. G. ROYSDON was also listed as a witness. They were married by and at the home of A. ROYSDON. W. G. HUFFAKER was listed as the surety. The bond futher states that Nancy's mother was born in KY and place of father's birth "Unknown". (Does "Unknown" mean that they didn't know who Nancy's father was or just that they didn't know where he was born?) Nancy died between 1885 and 1887 and is buried in the Grant Roberts Cemetery. Any clue to her parents is appreciated. Marilyn Fisher

Posted March 20, 2003
SMITH, JOHN ALFRED - I am searching for a John Alfred Smith married to a Kissie DOBBS. John has a brother named Cal. John and Kissie have a son named Veto born in 1911. On the 1920 census, John is 42 years old making him born around 1878. Some of their other children are: Roscoe, Alma, and Maynard. I am looking for John's parents. They possibly could have came from Onieda, Scott County, Tennessee. Thank You! Samantha

Posted Sept. 12, 2003
STEELE, ALEXANDER - Trying to find the parents of Alexander Steele [1765-1835] from Virginia to Wayne County Tennessee. Lived on Beechcreek outside Clifton. His grandson Benagy Steele,is my ggggrandfather. If any one has imformation on these Steeles please reply thank you. Tim Steele of Iuka,Miss.

Posted Oct. 27, 2003
(STEVENS) STRINGER, ALICE - Hello I'm looking to finished a family tree. Looking for records for Alice Stevens Stringer married Robert Stringer. They had 4 children, but I'm tring to go back to their parents. Also what do you have on Windchester, I can't find out anything on that side of my family. They were Frona Mae Decker, Fannie Mae McDaniel, James Granville Blueford, Shell Windchester, Winnie Elizabeth Dickson, James Windchester.
I hope you can help , thank you , my email address is : [email protected]

Posted Oct. 24, 2004
STOCKSTALL, HIRAM - I am seeking the parents and origin of Hiram Stockstall (spelled many ways) born ca. 1805, KY. He appears in the 1850 Census of Wayne Co., KY with his wife Rebecca born ca. 1795, KY. Their daughter, Jane married Thomas Mytt (Mynatt?) in 1848, Wayne Co., KY. Their daughter, Sarah, married Clayborn Corder in 1851, Wayne Co., KY. My relative, their son Berryman, married Elizabeth Keeney in 1855, Monroe Co., IN. Their son John married 2nd Mahala Keeney in 1858, Phelps Co., MO. Hiram and Rebecca are found in the 1860 Census of Dent Co., MO. Rebecca is found without Hiram in the 1870 Census of Texas Co., MO. It is unknown whether he died in Dent or Texas Co., MO. Rebecca is buried in Texas Co., MO. Any Help Will Be Greatly Appreciated! Kathy Greer

Posted April 4, 2003
SULLIVAN, WILLIAM - William Sullivan married to Abigail JONES. I can find no parents on William Sullivan. I have the children of these two, but a dead end on the parents.
Arlin Wayne Neal



Posted Feb. 18, 2003
TOLER, THOMAS EDWARD - Seeking info on Thomas Edward Toler b 10oct1886 I believe in Wayne county,KY d 30 apr 1949 Morgan Co.,IL Married Sofronia Ethel UPTON b 27oct 1888 I believe in Wayne Co., KY He is my grandfather and I'm just starting to look and am not finding what I need. My mother Dorothy Ellen was Born at Eadsville,KY 3 Apr 1921 to the best of my knowledge. Any info would be much appreciated as I'm new to this. [email protected]

Posted May 2, 2003
TOMPKINS, KATIE - I'm trying to find my great great grandmother in archieves and can't seem to find her. Her name was Katie TOMPKINS. Her daughter was Lucy F Tomkins and she was born in Wayne County Nov. 17 1871. Her mother Katie was native american and I'm trying to find out what her maiden name was. If you have any ideas I sure would be greatful.Tonya


Posted June 7, 2004
WATTS, WILLIAM HENRY - Iam looking for any info on William Henry WATTS, I believe he was married to Abbiegail HILL, But can't find anything on her at all. My Grandfather, which is their son was born there in 1871 they lived there for years. Squire Robert Watts Married Annie Hill there. 2 girls, Harriet Watts & Amanda Watts. would appreciate any info you know. Thank you, Thelma Hearn

Posted Aug 15, 2004
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Posted April 7, 2004
YATES, ISAAC E. - My name is Fred L. Yates and my grandfather was William Riley Yates. His father was Isaac Emerson Yates and his mother was Nancy E. Bell. William Riley was born July 12. 1867 in Mayfield, KY. I have a lot of information on Nancy E. Bell and her side of the family, but no other information on Isaac E. Yates there seems to be nothing further than the year of his birth as 1840 and that he changed the spelling of his sur name from Yeates to Yates. He married Nancy E. Bell 24 Jan. 1861. I need help in locating something about Isaac"s parents. Please Help. Fred


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